Fancy going open plan for just £2,000? Watch the Real Homes Show to see how

Tune in to discover why you don't need to spend thousands extending to get an open-plan kitchen

If you'd love to go open plan but don't want to extend, then the latest episode of the Real Homes Show is for you. We've rounded up everything you need to know before demolishing internal walls, from how much it'll cost, to smart storage ideas. Tune in now to take a look around an open plan kitchen diner that was created by taking down an internal wall.

Also in this episode of our online TV show, sponsored by Velux, we've got the lowdown on smart audio systems and advice on timeless interior design. Plus, we put window cleaners to the test – does a £1.99 cloth get windows as clean as a £69.99 Karcher window vacuum? Watch now to find out.  

The whole episode is less than 20 minutes' long, but use these timings to skip to your favourite sections: 

  • Small Space Squad (45 secs) – Would going open plan by knocking down internal walls improve your life? Here's what you need to know about internal remodels, from how long it'll take to getting the layout right
  • Checking It Out (4 mins 55 seconds) – How much do you really need to spend to get those mirrors and windows sparkling? Watch us put window cloths and vacuums to the test.
  • The Hub (9 mins 43 secs) – Everything you need to know about smart audio systems. The party starts here.
  • Design Deck (12 mins 20 secs) – Love Shaker kitchens and roll top baths? Our style editor explains how to get timeless interior design  
  • Competition (17 mins 23 secs) – this is how to enter our latest competition.

As it's almost Christmas, we've teamed up with a whole host of retailers to give away the incredible £1,078 Christmas bundle below to one lucky viewer. This competition has now closed.

Laura Crombie

Laura Crombie is a journalist and TV presenter. She has written about homes and interiors for the last 17 years and was Editor of Real Homes before taking on her current position as Content Director for Country Homes & Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes Period Living and Style at Home. She's an experienced home renovator and is currently DIY-renovating a 1960s house in Worcestershire. She's been quoted on home design and renovating in The Times, The Guardian, The Metro and more. She's also a TV presenter for QVC and has been a commentator for Channel 4 at Crufts dog show.